Danita Mapes

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Danita Mapes Jun 3, 2021 8:00 pm

VLOG: My Day in Keswick Village

Follow me and my friends as we sample some Philly food (and more!) in Keswick Village, a short walk from Arcadia's campus.

Student watching laptop in dorm

Danita Mapes Apr 26, 2021 8:00 pm

Movies to Keep You Sane Amid the Insanity

Living on campus during a pandemic is strange. No events and large gatherings in general means we residents have to find other ways to entertain ourselves. And as a Media and Communication student with too much time and two guests allowed at a time in my apartment, I’ve been watching a lot of...

Students walking on campus with masks on

Danita Mapes Mar 30, 2021 12:00 am

Living on Campus During a Pandemic

Arcadia’s campus last fall and spring buzzed with life. Living in Knight Hall, not only was I in close proximity to my friends in the same building, I had ample room for social activities. It seemed like every week I ventured off with my gaggle of friends to some campus event or one of our personal...

Knight Hall on campus

Danita Mapes Mar 7, 2021 7:00 pm

Being Disabled On Campus and Striving for Change

Coming to Arcadia in the fall of 2019, I knew it would be daunting as a disabled person. More specifically, I have cerebral palsy and osteogenesis imperfecta. Cerebral palsy occurs when the brain is abnormally developed or damaged and, in my case of spastic hemiplegia, it results in stiff muscles...

Students playing video games

Danita Mapes Jan 19, 2021 7:00 pm

Procrastinator’s Tips for Making a Short Film at the Last Minute

We’ve all been struck with bouts of procrastination, especially with online learning making it easier than ever to put off assignments. Why do you work when you can close your computer, play a video game, and blissfully ignore all of your assignments?  When I put off my short film...

Communications students on computers

Danita Mapes Dec 29, 2020 7:00 pm

Loco Mag: Arcadia’s Hidden Gem

As a bright-eyed freshman, I wanted to experience all that Arcadia had to offer. So when Lisa Holderman, chair of the Media and Communication department, recommended I take a practicum related to my interest in journalism, I jumped at the chance. Practicums at Arcadia aren’t just...

Students working in the Media and Communication video studio

Danita Mapes Nov 24, 2020 8:00 pm

Why You Should Be a Media and Communication Major

Arcadia is known for the strength of our health science programs. Though many majors are offered, Biology is clearly one of the most popular ones, and it’s probably what people think about when they think of Arcadia. And while it’s a perfectly fine major, I’d like to shed a light on the best...

A bench in the woods near the Pit

Danita Mapes Oct 23, 2020 1:00 pm

An Introvert’s Guide to Arcadia

College is often associated with raucous parties, large friend groups, fun, and new experiences. At Arcadia, social gatherings can be found anywhere, whether it be a party or a group of friends lazing on the green. Students flow in and out of the Commons all day and, even late at night, the...